During the current pensions campaign the FBU is encouraging members to contact their MP's. Of course here in Scotland, much of the relevant work is undertaken by the Scottish Parliamnet. We would therefore encourage members to also contact their MSP's - and please do bear in mind that you each have 1 constituency MSP plus several List MSP's. Their contact details are available here
THE FIRE BRIGADES UNION SCOTLAND
Following a Scottish Officer's sectional meeting held in Perth on June 18th, Officials were unable at this time to form a collective position on a new FDS designed for the SFRS. However, in the interim and while elected and appointed officials take their allocated annual leave, a formal response has been submitted to ACO Goodhew.
Work continues on a number of topics; Officers Rota - currently under consultation through local Officers Sections. Officer Section Reps will meet at FBU Scottish Offices on 18th to consider the feedback and to take forward the views of members. Fitness Standard - an interim arrangement is being considered in order to bring together the 8 previous arrangements. Specialist Appliances - a number of workgroups are currently looking at the disposition and use of specialist vehicles. FBU reps are working within each of these groups.